Monday, 16 July 2018

A little activity

It has been a long time between posts! Life just gets busy.

I haven't painted a great deal, though I have had a few games, mainly 40k and we did try out the new Age of Sigmar on the weekend. Overall, not too bad.

However, all that gaming got me interested in doing some painting, so I finished off one of my wip boards for 40k.

I quite like the detail on the board, and I think it will work well with the upcoming 40k Killteam. I figure I might paint up some off my buildings (which I have a few), and at least get this section of the board painted before doing another. 

Anyways, it's been nioce to finish off and will be fun to game on.

That's all for now, will see if I have anything else to post in the next 6 months. 


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Tears of Isha waystone

Tears of Isha is an old 5th edition campaign box. I scored a copy a while a go, as I was curious about the story and plus had a few of the other campaign boxes they did from that era.

Since I am on a High Elf bend at the moment, it seemed like a good time to assemble one fo the buildings from that old box. I thought I'd go easy and do the waystone.

I reinforced the sections inside with balsa wood, and scored some placemats and coasters from Bunnings, as they made cheap and ideal bases for these card buildings.

I think it does the job.

It is quite tall, but looks suitably impressive.

I have also noticed that using the card buildings from Tears of Isha, I can also recreate the buildings in the old 4th edition scenario, except they will be more elf like than the card in that old box set.

Perhaps its an idea I might grace one day.

Anyways, that's all for now. Work is back to it, though I think I might paint either a character or a silver helm or two. We shall see.

Anyways, thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

High Elf Repeater Bolt thrower 2 complete

Finished the second Repeater Bolt thrower. As stated before, lovely models.

Did these with a different sheath, just to make them different from the other team.

With work going back to it, not too sure what to do next. I have a slight need to do my champion and musician for my Silver helms, just to make them a legal 5 elf unit. I  also need to get cracking on my BSB, but will have to await some parts before I can commence. 

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Triumph and Treachery - Battle for the plaques of the Old Ones - Part 1

I was fortunate to get in a game of 8th edition Fantasy Battle the other night, playing the good ol Triumph and Treachery expansion. We played 1600pts a side with Lizardmen, Undead Legions and of course myself taking the High Elves.

This was to be a precursor to a campaign we are planning to run between the three of us, which we are yet to iron out the details of which, though I know for sure it will take place in the jungles of Lustria.

I won't do a full write up, but will try and remember the highs and lows of the game, of which there were many!

The High Elves, resplendent in their corner. I took the following for this game.

Arch Mage Lv4 Life - Talisman of Protection

Noble BSB - Dawnstone, Barded Elven Steed

Handmaiden of the Everqueen - Reaver Bow

14 Silverhelms, full command

15 Archers, full command

15 White Lions, full command

10 Sisters of Avelorn, High Sister

2 Repeater Bolt Throwers

The Lizardmen from memory took
Saurus Old blood on Cold One with magic items

Saurus BSB

Tetto Echo or what his name is.

Skink Shaman

18 Saurus warriors with handweapons, shield and full command

2 units of 10 skink darts

1 Salamander with extra crew

16 skinks with full command
My other friend took his cool Vampire Coast undead Legions.
Vampire Lord

Vampire hero

20 Skeletons warriors

2 units of 30 zombies (might be more)

Screaming skull catapult

8 Crypt Fiends

High Elves rush forward with the first turn. Nothing amazing, though my mage did get Throne of Vines off, making the White Lions toughness 7.
White Lions killed a few zombies, they had many more to hack through though. The zombies did well to get though the toughness 7 and laid two brave warriors from Chrace to waste.
The Lizardmen conservatively shuffled back.
The Silverhelms were hexed in the resulting magic phase, this would happen many times in the game.
The Vampire lord with the skeletons moves to flank the White Lions.
Lizardmen get to move first in turn two, charging the Screaming Skull catapult.

The White Lions finish hacking into the zombies, with my Archmage, powered with the Throne of Vines, keeping their toughness 7, and even healing the injured warriors from previous turns. The rest of the army unleashed hell upon the sketeton warriors, twice in a row (last player for turn 2, first for turn 3), and wiped them out, leaving the Vampire Lord vulnerable, and on his own.
The other constant of the battle was the non stop Doom and Darkness cast on the White Lions.

That's all for now. Will post the next installment soon.

Thanks for looking. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

High Elf repeater bolt thrower

Next on my painting list was some repeater bolt throwers. Today I have finished one of the old 4th edition repeater bolt throwers. As is usual with these models, getting up close and painting them really reveals how wonderful they are as models, and I had a lot of fun doing this one.

Take a gander.

As already said, real nice models.

I have the other about 20% done, so will see if I can complete it before the holidays end. I also got a game of Triumph and Treachery in and took photos to boot, so will post that when I have it written up.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Some old 4th Edition archers

Quite unbeknownst to me, I seem to have painted a High Elf model from 8th to 5th edition. My latest post is no exception and today I'll show you some 4th edition archers.

I don't know why, but I really love that old 4th edition box set, with the High Elves and Goblins. The cover for that set, must be one of the most iconic scenes of artwork for Warhammer, and it helps that is is full of nostalgia. I was fortunate to get a brand new box on that set a few years ago, all unpunched, and I loved cracking open that box and looking at all that mono pose models.

So good.

So I have recently finished my archers, a unit of 15. Complete with command from the same era, and resplendent with an old school sticker banner.

Ranking these guys has always been a problem, so these guys have been placed on the bases either left of right justified, in order to still fire and the front and rank up correctly.

A very classic scheme, but I love it non the less.

Next I am working on an old  repeater bolt thrower.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Silver Helms from Eataine

I also made a start on some silver helms, the cool metal ones from 5th Edition. Although at this stage I have only done 3, and I am still figuring out what to do for the shields. All up I have 14 to do, and they performed rather well in the last game, holding up a big mob of Night Goblins and Skarsnik for a few combat rounds.

 The good ol banner from one of my ancient armies books.

Considering my force is mainly from Eataine (though I want to have units from every province), I took a lot of inspiration from the High Elf heraldry book. As a result, I quite like the yellow and red, and fits in with my archers.

I still need to do the other 11, but I will chip away at them as I do some other units I think.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 15 January 2018

Alarielle, Everqueen of Ulthuan

I couldn't resist painting up such an exquisite model, especially after reading the Tyrion and Teclis short story in the old Warhammer Armies: High Elves books.

I pretty much painted it as close to the GW scheme as possible. Just couldn't nail that very faint green 'glow' on the robes. Still quite happy with it, and I love using all my flowers now, very fitting!

And no, I didn't varnish this one. Learnt from last time, though will see how the new spray goes when it gets here.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Total War: Warhammer II is to blame...

Just like the title suggests, it is totally to blame for my next series of posts. Fantasy Battle nostalgia has hit me in a big way, in no small part because of Warhammer II.

So to start off, in honour of the Vortex Campaign, I painted up my favourite character from it, Tyrion the Defender, which is totally what I went with when he was fully upgraded, not the avatar if Khaine.

Anyways, here he is.

It doesn't show up that much in these photo's, but the 'matt' varnish I gave him, wasn't matt. I am currently awaiting a fix for it though, so hopefully that makes him less gloss. I must say, I don't normally varnish models, but thought for this centere piece I would. Just goes to show how new I am at this.

Inaddition to this, I have also painted up some other models, which I will to get to, and had a game of good ol 8th ed. No photo's from the game unfortunately, however, we are having a Triumph and Treachery 3 way in the next week, so I will endeavour to remember to take some photo's.

It has been so good to paint some square bases again, and a lot of fun delving into Warhammer Fantasy again, so stay tuned for some more, whether you are into it or not.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Death Guard: Plague Surgeon complete

Despite the busy schedule, completed my next Death Guard unit, the Plague Surgeon, for those much needed boosts to the Disgustingly Resilient rolls.

Quite pleased with how he turned out.

Next I am planning on either doing the Blight Lord Terminators or having a crack at another singular unit.

At least that is the plan, until my copy of Necromunda arrives.

Thanks for looking.